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Rama

[rah-muh] /ˈrɑ mə/
noun
1.
(in the Ramayana) any of the three avatars of Vishnu: Balarama, Parashurama, or Ramachandra.

-rama

1.
variant of -orama, occurring as the final element in compounds when the first element is disyllabic and does not end in -r, used so that the entire word maintains the same number of syllables as panorama:
Cinerama; telerama.

Rama IX

noun
1.
(Phumiphon Aduldet; Bhumibol Adulyadej) born 1927, king of Thailand since 1946.
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  • Lakshmana now asks Rama and Sita to come out and see their early history drawn on the terrace of the palace.

  • Then the sage rejoiced greatly, and embracing Rama kissed his head.

    Indian Myth and Legend Donald Alexander Mackenzie
  • Rama instantly starts for the forest, discovers Sambuka in the sacrilegious act and strikes off his head.

  • In vain Rama remonstrated with her, but she refused to be separated from him.

    Indian Myth and Legend Donald Alexander Mackenzie
  • Then Lakshmana pleaded to accompany Rama also, nor could he be persuaded to remain behind.

    Indian Myth and Legend Donald Alexander Mackenzie
  • When peace was restored, Rama commanded that Sita should be brought forth.

    Indian Myth and Legend Donald Alexander Mackenzie
  • Thanks to the achievements of Rama's ally, monkeys are sacred in India.

    From the Caves and Jungles of Hindostan Helena Pretrovna Blavatsky
British Dictionary definitions for Rama

Rama

/ˈrɑːmə/
noun
1.
(in Hindu mythology) any of Vishnu's three incarnations (the heroes Balarama, Parashurama, or Ramachandra)
Word Origin
from Sanskrit Rāma black, dark
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Word Origin and History for Rama

incarnation of Vishnu, from Sanskrit Ramah, literally "lovely," from stem of ramate "stands still, rests, is pleased."

-rama

noun suffix meaning "sight, view, spectacular display or instance of," 1824, abstracted from panorama (q.v.), ultimately from Greek horama "sight, spectacle, that which is seen."

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Slang definitions & phrases for Rama

-rama

suffix

used to form nouns A spectacular display or instance of what is indicated: boatarama/ bunsorama/ videorama

[1824+; fr panorama, ultimately fr Greek horama, ''sight'']

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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Rama in the Bible

(Matt. 2:18), the Greek form of Ramah. (1.) A city first mentioned in Josh. 18:25, near Gibeah of Benjamin. It was fortified by Baasha, king of Israel (1 Kings 15:17-22; 2 Chr. 16:1-6). Asa, king of Judah, employed Benhadad the Syrian king to drive Baasha from this city (1 Kings 15:18, 20). Isaiah (10:29) refers to it, and also Jeremiah, who was once a prisoner there among the other captives of Jerusalem when it was taken by Nebuchadnezzar (Jer. 39:8-12; 40:1). Rachel, whose tomb lies close to Bethlehem, is represented as weeping in Ramah (Jer. 31:15) for her slaughtered children. This prophecy is illustrated and fulfilled in the re-awakening of Rachel's grief at the slaughter of the infants in Bethlehem (Matt. 2:18). It is identified with the modern village of er-Ram, between Gibeon and Beeroth, about 5 miles due north of Jerusalem. (See SAMUEL.) (2.) A town identified with Rameh, on the border of Asher, about 13 miles south-east of Tyre, "on a solitary hill in the midst of a basin of green fields" (Josh. 19:29). (3.) One of the "fenced cities" of Naphtali (Josh. 19:36), on a mountain slope, about seven and a half miles west-south-west of Safed, and 15 miles west of the north end of the Sea of Galilee, the present large and well-built village of Rameh. (4.) The same as Ramathaim-zophim (q.v.), a town of Mount Ephraim (1 Sam. 1:1, 19). (5.) The same as Ramoth-gilead (q.v.), 2 Kings 8:29; 2 Chr. 22:6.

Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary
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